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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Representation of Multicultural Australia : Reading Kirsty Murray's the Quartet of The Children of the Wind
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'Australia is a multicultural nation, having different ethnic groups and communities with different origins, languages and traditions. The process of immigration to Australia began with colonialism and later different immigration policies continued it. It began around eighteen hundred when settlers from the United Kingdom including Ireland came to Australia, as it is put in some of the records, 'A number of European explorers sailed the coast of Australia, then known as New Holland, in the seventeenth century. However, it was not until 1770 that captain James Cook charted the east coast and claimed it for Britain. The new outpost was put to use as  penal colony transportation ended in 1868,,,' (Australian history of multiculturalism web) (93)

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    y separately published work icon Narratives of Estrangement and Belonging : Indo-Australian Perspectives Neelima Kanwar (editor), New Delhi : Authorspress , 2016 11563512 2016 anthology criticism

    'Literature of any nation cannot be studied in isolation. It must be read, studied, examined and evaluated with respect to socio-political and economic environment in which it breeds as well as the historical events which precede it. Australian literature today, too, exemplars this concept. For the Aboriginals it is self-representation that has allowed them to speak with their own voices their connection (belonging) and dis-connection (estrangement) with their land instead of being spoken about. The white settler writers struggle with the issues of conflict and contradiction between Britain and Australia and the extensive diaspora writers have traces of longing and belongings. The contemporary Australian literature, thus, reflects varied shades of living in Australia.

    'To understand this through nostalgia, memory, alienation and belonging remains a central concern in this volume.

    'This book makes a significant contribution to the field of Indo-Australian Studies so as to facilitate a better comprehension of Australian literature to Indian scholars and perceptions of Indian readers to Australian academics.' (Publication summary)

    New Delhi : Authorspress , 2016
    pg. 93-110
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